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Postby Richard Kaufman » December 31st, 2011, 5:38 pm

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Postby Chris Aguilar » December 31st, 2011, 5:52 pm

Kudos to whoever did the site. Looks quite nice.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » December 31st, 2011, 5:53 pm

That would be Brad Aldridge, who's responsible for everything around here.
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Postby AJM » December 31st, 2011, 6:04 pm

I've registered - see you there!

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Postby Richard Kaufman » December 31st, 2011, 6:05 pm

Thank you!
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Postby Evan Shuster » December 31st, 2011, 6:55 pm

Yup... me too! See you there!

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Postby Doug Thornton » January 1st, 2012, 4:14 pm

This will be one fine convention.
(Why do you ask for date of birth?)
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Postby Richard Kaufman » January 1st, 2012, 4:20 pm

Thanks for registering, Doug. I just noticed your location: "Gorgeous New Jersey!" That gave a chuckle--I assume you don't live near Elizabeth!

As to why we are asking for people's birth dates, we may have something involving the date for registrants if the planets align, the eclipse doesn't happen too soon, and the weather holds. :)
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Postby Kevin Connolly » January 1st, 2012, 5:24 pm

Suitland is nice time of the year to visit too. :)
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Postby Dustin Stinett » January 1st, 2012, 5:59 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:As to why we are asking for people's birth dates, we may have something involving the date for registrants if the planets align, the eclipse doesn't happen too soon, and the weather holds. :)

It's a birthday party. Everyone should get something special at a birthday party.

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Postby Rob Block » January 2nd, 2012, 9:54 am

I tried to register yesterday, but when I was transferred to PayPal for payment, it wouldn't let me complete the transaction. There was a wierd blank box over the select payment method section. I finally just had to bail out. Not sure if the glitch was on my end or PayPal. I'll try again today.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » January 2nd, 2012, 10:48 am

Rob, do you have a pop-up blocker on?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » January 2nd, 2012, 11:22 am

There was a glitch for a few minutes in the hotel registration page, and it showed Wednesday the 3rd as sold out. That is NOT the case, and if anyone had tried to book that date and had a problem, it's been fixed.

Registrations going fast! :) Thank you!
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Postby mrgoat » January 2nd, 2012, 12:16 pm

So my justification is that I am not going to Vegas this January as usual, so won't be going to the Castle, as usual, afterwards.

So, I reckon by October all the paint should have dried there, therefore, I should come to the genii conference, then go to LA and the Castle afterwards.

Seems like a winning plan to me.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » January 2nd, 2012, 12:18 pm

Me, too!
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Postby Rob Block » January 2nd, 2012, 2:24 pm

Okay, now it worked. I think it was the stupid PayPal "bill me later" offer box popping up that was causing the problem. Booked an extra day at the hotel so I can hit WDW on Wednesday. :)

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Postby Asser Andersen » January 2nd, 2012, 2:38 pm

I registered yesterday and had the problem with the sold out on the 3rd. It was easily corrected by contacting the hotel directly and requesting the extra day.

This will be my first magic convention in more than 30 years!! Last time was in Sandefjord in Norway (Slydini and Jay Marshall were the highlights)
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Postby Richard Kaufman » January 2nd, 2012, 7:06 pm

That's great, Asser--I'm honored that you've chosen our convention for your first in three decades. I hope it meets your expectations.
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Postby Ross Johnson » January 4th, 2012, 11:24 am

As further incentive to go to Orlando during October...Disney World will be hosting their fabulous Food & Wine Festival. Make plans to gorge either before or after Genii's 75th Birthday Bash.

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Postby Tony Tuccillo » January 4th, 2012, 1:25 pm

That's right I almost forgot. Held this year from 9/28 to 11/11 in Epcot, the event offers international food kiosks, wine tasting, cooking classes and live entertainment.

My son spent two days there last October with his girlfriend and her parents and had a blast. On the weekends there are lines to contend with but you get that with every park/attraction. Hopefully this October the summer heat will have broke by the time of the Anniversary weekend and it'll offer everyone a reason to arrive early or stay a few extra days.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » January 4th, 2012, 2:07 pm

Lots of people walk around World Showcase and go from kiosk to kiosk getting snockered. I'm not suggesting you do that, but lots of folks do and enjoy it immensely. :)
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Postby Rob Block » January 4th, 2012, 3:40 pm

You meet some very interesting people who are "drinking their way around the world" at Epcot.

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Postby mai-ling » January 4th, 2012, 8:05 pm

*sigh*

i want to go but not sure yet.
Lots of 75th going on and it would be nice
to get dad to one of them.

Just received a page from a 1970 Genii
reporting on the combined IBM/SAM in
Milwaukee about dad being the best act
performing. So it's nice to have that in
my archives if anything, for my book research.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » January 4th, 2012, 9:49 pm

The Genii says ... you need to go. You NEED to go.
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Postby Bob Farmer » January 5th, 2012, 2:04 pm

I'm going.

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Postby Andres Reynoso » January 5th, 2012, 2:33 pm

I want to go ... I want to go .... but I think I couldn't :(
In past threads I proposed some names and a lot of them are announced!!!
What a sorrow I doubt could go to Orlando in October :'(
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Postby Doug Thornton » January 19th, 2012, 8:26 pm

Apologies if I'm obtuse, but when reserving a room, the option pops up "Run of House" (which certainly sounds cool - yet reckless - for a bunch of magicians), but will we have a choice of room when we get there? It's a non-smoking facility, okay, got that, but what about two beds vs. one? (Or does that go in the "Comments / Special Requests" box?)
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Postby Richard Kaufman » January 19th, 2012, 9:42 pm

Hi Doug, just call the hotel and request either a King room (single bed) or Queen room (two beds).
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Postby Doug Thornton » January 20th, 2012, 1:12 am

Got it. Thanks, Richard!
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Postby Yves Tourigny » January 23rd, 2012, 11:56 am

I'm planning to go to the Genii Bash and having the rest of the week at Disney and Universal.

I was wondering if my spouse can come to the shows at the convention or if there is a special registration fees for them?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » January 23rd, 2012, 1:02 pm

Hi Yves, nice to hear that you are coming. There is no special rate for spouses because we are tight for space--paying the normal registration will entitle her to watch all the shows and events (we are having more performances and fewer lectures than some conventions), and she'll receive the swag as well (which you can probably sell afterward and recoup at least half of her registration fee).
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Postby Yves Tourigny » January 23rd, 2012, 2:15 pm

Thanks for the answer.

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